Illinois Pathways to Health is an initiative designed to connect people who are interested in bettering their health and well-being with programs that are proven to do just that.

We believe a sustainable, integrated evidence-based health promotion network will improve access to valuable community-based health education. The network will support clinical-community linkages bridging gaps in public health prevention strategies. Illinois Pathways to Health will connect nationally recognized evidence based interventions/programs known to enhance the physical and psychological well-being to participants throughout Illinois.

What are “evidence-based” programs?

Evidence-based programs are developed and verified by researchers to promote self-management of chronic health conditions (such as diabetes and chronic pain), prevent falls, and foster individual well-being. Illinois Pathway to Health offers evidence-based programs for:

  • Prevent Falls
  • Live Well/ Take Charge
  • Caregiver Support 

> Learn more about Illinois Pathways to Health Programs, or Find a Class Near You.

Powerful Partnerships

IL Pathways to Health partnerships ensure the quality, coordination and local delivery of ILPTH programs. Our partners include healthcare providers, health systems, housing providers, and community based organizations, all dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve — together.

For information about IL Pathways to Health partnership, contact us.

Our Program Providers are trusted community agencies including:
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Public Health Departments
  • Care Coordination Units
  • Hospital Systems
  • Universities




Click here to view a complete listing of IL Pathways to Health’s Provider Partners. Please contact your provider organization to register as a provider. For questions please contact us.

If your organization offers one, some, or all of the evidence-based programs described on our Programs page, and you would like to join the IL Pathways to Health provider network, please contact us.

Host Sites

Are you are interested in bringing a workshop to your agency, church, community center or other site? A host site is a physical location where the workshop will take place in the community. Host sites are not compensated for hosting a workshop, and provide some or all of the following:

  • Providing a meeting space
  • Refreshments for classes
  • Finding participants
  • Registering participants

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact us.

Our Team

Robert Mapes

Director of Community Programs & Support


Kathryn Zahm

Manager of Community Programs


Peggy Tully

Health Education Implementation Coordinator


Amanda M.

Health Integration Specialist


Joan Fox

Health Education Program Specialist


Joy Aaronson

Health Promotion Program Specialist


Jaime Pena

Health Promotion Program Specialist